The Martin Taylor Guitar Method offers you the chance to study with one of the giants of jazz guitar. Hailed by guitar legend Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest and most impressive guitarists in the world today..." and celebrated by New York's Jazz Times as "Europe's finest guitarist," Martin shares the secrets of his style for the first time in this amazing tutor.
Learn how Martin creates solo guitar arrangements of jazz standards via a series of progressive studies aimed at introducing guitarists of intermediate level and beyond to the world of arranging and solo performance.
All music examples are transcribed in standard notation with tablature and played by Martin himself on the accompanying CD. You won't get a better chance to study with one of the instrument's true masters!
Chapters Quick Start Jazzy Tuning Fretboard Geography Don't Call Them Chords Tenths Basslines Right Hand Technique Left Hand Technique Phrasing Rhythm Tone Special Effects The 'Danny Boy' Variations Bhai Bhai Blues
Appendices i) Guitar Design A look at Martin Taylor's gear and signature guitar.
ii) Jive Talking An interview with Martin Taylor about improvisation and how he built up his legendary chord melody chops.